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BFG
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Re: Santa Claus problem
Posted:
Dec 19, 2004 6:03 PM


I think one way to help students get at this type of problem would be to use pieces of string. The could set a total amount and then cut string to equal 1/3, 1/4, etc. Putting the string together would allow them to see the grand total. They could then adjust up or down as was needed.



